Hillsides Employee Redefines the Meaning of Regifting to Bring Joy to Children in Foster Care

first_imgGiving Back Hillsides Employee Redefines the Meaning of Regifting to Bring Joy to Children in Foster Care From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, June 17, 2016 | 4:21 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community News Micaela Tracy. Photo courtesy HillsidesRegifting has a bad name.If a present has been recycled, it’s usually something undesirable.Not so for the 10 girls who live at the Canyon Cottage at Hillsides residential therapeutic treatment program in Pasadena.They are the beneficiaries of a very appealing pass-along gift — $2,000 for tickets to Disneyland.And all because of the generosity of a Hillsides employee.Micaela Tracy, 25, has worked at Hillsides for a year. A former video editor with a degree in film production from Arizona State, Tracy became interested in child welfare when she directed a film, Una Luz, about orphanages in El Salvador.“This made me realize how much I care about children, so I decided to change careers,” she said.Tracy applied to a job opening at Hillsides as a residential childcare counselor at Canyon Cottage, and got the job. Right off the bat, “I knew this was the right field for me,” she says. Her heart went out to the girls, ranging in ages from 12 – 19, who had suffered numerous traumas, including abuse and abandonment. Working with them, she also found the best part of herself.“I have become more empathetic, patient, and understanding not just at work but in all aspects of my life,” said Tracy, who plans on one day pursuing a master’s degree in social work.Like many others, Tracy and her husband Aaron love Disneyland. For the past two years, her in-laws have given the couple season passes to the theme park, for a total value of $2,000.This year, when it came time for Tracy’s in-laws to renew the passes, Tracy started thinking that maybe she didn’t need to visit the Magic Kingdom for the umpteenth time. Instead she knew a few others who might really enjoy such an outing: the girls in the cottage.“I got excited just thinking of how excited they’d be,” she said.She asked her mother-in-law, Kathryn Tracy, if she’d skip the passes this year and instead donate the money to the girls to fund a day at Disneyland, and her mother-in-law immediately agreed.“I was overwhelmed with Micaela’s selflessness,” she said. “We were so happy to support her and all the good things Hillsides is doing.”The trip to Anaheim is set to happen in a few weeks. The girls are counting the days, and so is Tracy, whose one stipulation was that she share the experience with them.Despite being a fan of regifting, that’s one present she decided to save for herself.Hillsides Residential Treatment Services program is one of Hillsides four core programs. Hillsides, founded in 1913, is a premier provider of child welfare services serving more than 6,200 children, youth, and families throughout Los Angeles County, including Echo Park, Baldwin Park, and the San Gabriel Valley. For more information on Hillsides, please visit www.hillsides.org. HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Gardai awaiting post mortem results after two men found dead in…

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook Linkedin Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Advertisement LimerickNewsGardai awaiting post mortem results after two men found dead in Limerick within 24 hoursBy David Raleigh – November 7, 2020 11264 center_img GARDAÍ are conducting two separate investigations following the discovery of the bodies of two men in Limerick within 24 hours.At around 12 noon today, gardai and an ambulance crew were alerted to a flat at Watergate, in the city, and discovered the body of a man in his “early 50s”, a garda spokesman said.The man’s body was transferred “to the mortuary at University Hospital Limerick and the local Coroner has been notified”.“The outcome of a post-mortem examination will determine the course of a Garda investigation into the circumstances of the man’s death,” gardai said.On Friday at around 4pm gardaí attached to Henry Street along with another ambulance crew were called to Liddy Street, “following the discovery of a body of a man understood to be in late 40s”.The body was transferred to the UHL mortuary at University Hospital Limerick for a post mortem examination.The results of the autopsy will determine the course of the garda investigation, gardai said.Foul play is not suspected in either case. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleChairman of Patrickswell GAA Club pays tribute to Paul CareyNext article€1.25 million Covid grant for Milford Hospice David Raleigh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Karnataka HC Directs Centre, State To Release Funds For Children With Rare Genetic Disease Of LSD

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Directs Centre, State To Release Funds For Children With Rare Genetic Disease Of LSD Mustafa Plumber23 April 2021 8:59 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Friday directed the Government of India to pay a sum of Rs 3 crore and the State Government to pay a sum of Rs 2 Crore to the Indira Gandhi Institute for treatment of children suffering from rare diseases called Lysosomal storage diseases (LSD’s). The court has directed both the governments to pay 50 percent of the amount to the institute by May 10. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj said “Suffice it to say that the families of affected children are not in position to bear minimum cost of Rs 40 lakh per year. Therefore, failure of State and Central Government to release the amount for treating the affected children will be in violation of Fundamental Right conferred under Article 21, of the children of Right To Life.”Advertisement Advocate M N Kumar appearing for the Central government had informed the court that directions have been issued to eight institutions mentioned in the National Policy for Rare diseases which included Indira Gandhi Institute, to open bank account and at the instance of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, amounts from CSR funds will be transferred to the said account.” The bench in its order said “We make it clear that if any amount is transferred to the institute for treating the patients at the instance of Government of India from CSR funds. The Government of Indian will be entitled to necessary adjustments.”Advertisement The bench gave the direction while hearing a petition filed by LYSOSOMAL STORAGE DISORDERS SOCIETY OF INDIA and others. It is a rare genetic disease which is stated to affect 1 in 8000 live births. In the state of Karnataka treatment is provided to the victims of said diseases in Indira Gandhi Institute of child health. It is an autonomous institution created by the state government. The prognosis of LSDs witnesses a progressive accumulation of partially degraded compounds in vital organs which results in multi-organ malfunctions, adversely affecting their quality of life and eventually leading to failure to thrive. Broadly speaking, for a child whose weight is 10 kgs, the cost of treatment per year is approximately forty lakh rupees. As the weight increases, the price of treatment increases by approximately two/three lakh rupees per kilogram. As of today, the third respondent is required to deal with only 45 cases of the children affected with LSDs.Advertisement Advertisement During the first four months of this financial year the amount required for treatment is approximately Rs 563.1 lakhs. A provision will have to be made for 10 more cases (either new or those patients whose sponsorships are expiring) and the total amount required in the first four months is approx. 629.8 lakhs. This cost is based on the negotiated cost of medicines. Liquid amount available with the institute from the payment made by the state government is Rs 250 lakhs. A shortfall will be off Rs 380 lakhs for the period of first four months. A period of first four months will expire on July 31, 2021Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Earlier under the scheme of the Central government, 40 percent was borne by the Central Government and 60 percent was borne by the state government. However, from the year 2015, aid from the central government has been stopped and the entire burden has to be borne by the State Government. The court has now posted the matter for further hearing on June 18, when both governments will have to file compliance reports. The court has allowed the institute to move the vacation court if the amount is not deposited by the governments.Last year, the Kerala High Court had passed a series of orders to ensure funds for children suffering from LSD,TagsKarnataka High Court Lysosomal Storage Diseases (LSD) Karnataka Government Justice Abhay Oka Justice Suraj Govindaraj Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more